All the other things

So, with my new focus on… well, other things, I’m really trying. And I’ve been successful on some fronts, and totally unsuccessful on others. I have gone to the gym the past three days and been eating healthfully since Monday. Longest streak I’ve had in a while. I’m actually currently making quinoa for the first time right now!

On the other hand, I feel so overwhelmed by work and school I actually feel like I’m physically choking. And of course, I can’t bring myself to start or address any of it. I don’t know if my expectations of myself are unrealistic (that I should be working on my dissertation, 2 new research projects and editing a paper, as well as maintaining all paperwork at work and working on an extensive report.) It’s a lot. But I’m upset that I haven’t been addressing anything. Maybe I need to minimize my goals. I think I’ll try to say that I’ll address one or two of those things a week. Then put it aside and work on 2 other things the following week. Okay deal.

Then this week what I’ve done is:

Update client charts. Some were really outdated. I’ve updated them. I’ve also spent a good deal of time trying to reach some of them. That should count

Second, I worked on my dissertation a little. Put together some of the materials I need, and started working on the demographics questionnaire.

I will:

Follow up with my advisor about moving forward with the administrative paperwork.

Send him the demographics questionnaire by tomorrow? Maybe. Sunday/Monday is more realistic.

This is great for organizing my mind and lowering anxiety. In other exciting news, we haven’t fully moved in or decorated yet – and we got some canvases I ordered and hung em up today! Our bedroom is starting to look like someone lives here!

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